BestColleges.com has ranked several programs at Lindenwood University as some of the best programs in the country in their respective areas: the online Bachelor of Arts in game design, online Bachelor of Arts in art history, online Bachelor of Arts in supply chain management, online Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, online Master of Arts in leadership, online Master of Arts in leadership, and online Master of Arts in public administration.
The online Bachelor of Arts in Game Design is ranked fourth in the country. The program, part of the School of Arts, Media, and Communications, prepares students for professional work in a game studio environment with courses in game development, concept design, and 3D animation. The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design is also available as a hybrid option, combining classroom and online courses.
Also residing in the School of Arts, Media, and Communications is the online Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, also ranked fourth in the country. The degree is not only available as a traditional four-year option but also as a three-year fast-track option. This program teaches students to analyze works of art as products of the cultures in which they were created.
The online bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in supply chain management is ranked 20th in the country. This degree focuses on skills needed focus on efficiently procuring and distributing goods. You’ll not only learn Operations, Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, but you’ll have the foundation of a well-rounded business degree, providing you maximum flexibility as you enter the business world.
For the second year in a row, the online master of fine arts degree in creative writing was ranked second in the country, only behind Harvard. The MFA in Writing, offered through the School of Accelerated Degree Programs, offers workshops, craft classes, and literature classes in small class settings, designed for individualized feedback, skill-building, and personal growth in a challenging but supportive environment. The degree is also available in a traditional classroom setting or hybrid classroom/online setting.
The online master's degree in leadership was ranked #32 in the country. Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Leadership program will develop skills in organizational change management, leadership strategies, organizational behavior, and strategic human resource management, all of which are critical skills for today’s leaders.
The online master's degree in public administration was ranked #49 in the country. The MPA program is a professional graduate program that prepares students to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal/national government; the MPA is also useful if a student is interested in employment with an international organization or agency. The program includes courses in governmental budgeting, public finance and taxation, policy design, and more.
BestColleges.com creates its rankings based on statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The aim is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.